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Shutout for B-U booters

October 8, 2012
By Jesse Skiles - Sports correspondent , The Inter-Mountain

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION - Buckhannon-Upshur's girls rolled to an impressive 7-0 road victory over regional rival Jefferson Saturday afternoon in Shenandoah Junction.

The balanced B-U attack included five second-half goals.

"This was a good win for us. Jefferson played us straight up during the first half, but we wore them out in the second half of play," B-U coach Tom Hasbrouck said. "They were a young team with some nice freshmen and our experience took over."

Hannah Stankus scored both first-half goals for the Lady Bucs, one of which was unassisted and one off an assist from Alayna Wright. Brooklyn Waddell continued her strong recent play scoring the first two goals of the second half, the first off a cross from Stankus.

Stankus collected another hat trick, drilling home her third goal of the game off another Wright assist, pushing the lead to 5-0 at the 58 minute mark. Emily Godwin scored the sixth goal, scoring from 25 yards out when the Cougars could not clear. Godwin would also assist on the day's final goal, placing a corner kick that was headed in by Haley Ware.

B-U led in shots on goal 14-6, and in corner kicks 8-0. Kelsey Hinzman collected six saves in goal for Lady Bucs, while Jefferson keeper Shelbie Spenser also had six.

"Our defense was solid again with another shutout to their credit," Hasbrouck said. "Kelsey Hinzman was good in goal, and Lauren Cvechko, Erin Beer, Torrie Ward and Haley Ware all had good defensive games."

B-U raises its overall record to 16-1 with the victory. Jefferson falls to 12-4.

The Lady Bucs will entertain Elkins on Tuesday.

Boys game

Jefferson 3, B-U 0

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION - For the third time this season, Buckhannon-Upshur's boys outshot a quality opponent only to lose.

Saturday afternoon, the Bucs held a 10-8 advantage in shots on goal, but could not finish as Jefferson pulled off a 3-0 shutout.

Coach Mike Donato's visiting Bucs fell behind 1-0 in the first half on a goal off the foot of Jefferson's Brett Stuart. Second half Cougar goals were added by Jack Barrat and Catalino Leon.

"This was another game where we possessed the ball, kept control, created shots, but could not finish," Donato said. "Jefferson is a very athletic and fast team and took advantage of the chances they got, where we could not do the same."

Jefferson (6-3-4) led in corner kicks 6-5. B-U goalkeeper Cam Blake had five saves, while Cougar keeper Matt Saghy recorded 10.

B-U (10-7) will host Elkins on Tuesday.



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